Slamboree (1997)

Slamboree (1997) was the fifth Slamboree professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). It took place on May 18, 1997 from the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. As of 2014 the event is available on the WWE Network.[1]

Slamboree (1997)
Slamboree 97
Promotional poster featuring Lex Luger
Tagline(s) The Tradition Continues...
Information
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date May 18, 1997
Attendance 9,643
Venue Independence Arena
City Charlotte, North Carolina
Pay-per-view chronology
Spring Stampede (1997) Slamboree (1997) The Great American Bash (1997)
Slamboree chronology
Slamboree (1996) Slamboree (1997) Slamboree (1998)

Storylines

The event featured professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Professional wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.[2]

Event

Prior to the pay-per-view there were two dark matches. During the first match, Yuji Nagata defeated Pat Tanaka. During the second match, The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray).

During the open match of the pay-per-view, Lord Steven Regal defeated Ultimate Dragon to win the WCW World Television Championship. Sonny Onoo who came to the ring with Dragón, accidentally kicked Dragón giving Regal the opening to record the victory via submission with the Regal Stretch.

In the next match, Madusa defeated Luna Vachon, followed by Rey Misterio Jr. defeating Yuji Yasuraoka, and Glacier defeating Mortis via disqualification.

During the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship, Dean Malenko successfully retained his title against Jeff Jarrett. During the match, Steve McMichael came to the ring and threw Jarrett back into the ring. This enabled Malenko to his a powerbomb and ultimately picked up the victory via submission with the Texas Cloverleaf.

Meng then defeated Chris Benoit in a death match. Following this, The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) defeated Konnan, and Hugh Morrus, followed by Steve McMichael defeating Reggie White.

During the main event, Ric Flair, Roddy Piper and Kevin Greene defeated nWo (Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Syxx). Flair ultimately picked up the pinfall on Hall while in a figure-4 leglock, while Piper had Nash in a sleeper hold. This match marked Flair first match in 6 months.

Results

No. Results[3] Stipulations Times
1D Yuji Nagata defeated Pat Tanaka Singles match 04:30
2D The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) (with Sister Sherri) Tag team match 06:00
3 Lord Steven Regal defeated Ultimate Dragon (c) (with Sonny Onoo) Singles match for the WCW World Television Championship 16:04
4 Madusa defeated Luna Vachon Singles match 05:09
5 Rey Misterio Jr. defeated Yuji Yasuraoka Singles match 14:58
6 Glacier defeated Mortis (with James Vandenberg) by disqualification Singles match 01:51
7 Dean Malenko (c) defeated Jeff Jarrett (with Debra) Singles match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship 14:54
8 Meng defeated Chris Benoit (with Woman) Death match 14:54
9 The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) defeated Konnan and Hugh Morrus (with Jimmy Hart) Tag team match 09:35
10 Steve McMichael (with Debra) defeated Reggie White (with Kent Johnston) Singles match 15:17
11 Ric Flair, Roddy Piper and Kevin Greene defeated nWo (Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Syxx) Six-man tag team match 17:20
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

References

  1. ^ "Every pay-per-view available on WWE Network". WWE. February 4, 2014. Archived from the original on February 5, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  3. ^ "WCW Slamboree". The history of WWE. Retrieved September 4, 2015.

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